Office of the University Registrar

August 13, 2020

Registrar COVID-19 FAQs

This webpage covers Registrar related FAQs as they relate to COVID-19 and the University’s restricted operations. The University actively maintains the central repository of Coronavirus facts and resources for the campus.
UW Novel Coronavirus Information

Course Delivery

Summer Quarter

Classes for the full quarter, A-term, and B-Term for Summer Quarter 2020 will be conducted by 100% remote delivery. Instructors will notify students in which manner to attend the course (i.e. Canvas, Zoom, etc.) and will provide guidance regarding coursework, exams, and finals.

Autumn Quarter

President Cauce has announced plans for Autumn 2020. Read the announcements for details.
How the pandemic will affect autumn quarter learning

Academic Calendar Key Dates

Specific dates referenced in these FAQs are based on the Academic Calendar.

Summer 2020

Full-term A-term B-term
First Day of Instruction Jun 22 Jun 22 Jul 23
Add/Drop/Change Grade Deadline
Before $20 late fee imposed
Jun 26 Jun 26 Jul 29
Change Grade Mode Deadline Aug 9
Final Exams Typically the last day of the quarter
Last Day of Instruction Aug 21 Jul 22 Aug 21
Grades Due Aug 25 at 5pm
Extraordinary Circumstances Late Grade Changing Form Request Opens Aug 26

Autumn 2020

First Day of Instruction Sep 30
Last day to add/drop/change grade option before $20 Late Registration Change Fee begins Oct 6
Grading mode change deadline Nov 17
Final Exams Dec 12-18
Grades Due at 5pm Dec 22

Accessing Student Services

Student Services, including those of the University Registrar, have transitioned fully to email, telephone, and Zoom instead of in-person meetings or appointments. Please call or consult the respective website to determine how to contact the office and schedule services remotely.

Students should not attempt to access buildings on campus, including Schmitz Hall, to reach support services, classes, advisers, or other services. Instead, email the department directly while staff are teleworking to meet student needs.

Student FAQs

Classes, Coursework, and Finals

When will we know how classes will be delivered for Autumn 2020? (Updated 8/13/20)

President Cauce has sent two all-University emails. One on June 29th and a second one on August 6th.
Message to Seattle students – Autumn 2020
How the pandemic will affect autumn quarter learning

Once we know how classes will be offered, how can we tell which classes will be taught in-person or be 100% remote delivery? (Updated 8/13/20)

In MyPlan: From your plan, you can click on any course title to bring up the course details page. On the course details page, you will see the word “Remote” in the “Meeting Time & Location” column for any classes offered 100% remote delivery (entirely online with no in-person instruction). Classes being taught in person, on campus, will not have the word “Remote.”

You can also view details about classes in the Time Schedule and look at the comments section. If you see the words “OFFERED VIA REMOTE LEARNING,” this indicates that the class is offered 100% remote delivery. Classes being taught in person, on campus, will not have this comment.

In MyUW: On your Visual Schedule or your Course Cards, you will see the word “Remote” instead of a meeting location if a class is being offered 100% remote delivery (entirely online with no in-person instruction). Classes being taught in person, on campus, will still list their room location.

[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

How do I find Autumn 2020 In-Person or Remote classes to take? (Added 8/13/20)

Use MyPlan Course Search. See the “How do I find in-person sections?” or “How do I find remote sections?” questions on the MyPlan FAQ Page for instructions.

I heard that all classes with capacity over 50 students will automatically be taught 100% remote delivery?

Yes, this is accurate.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

I may not be able to return to campus in Autumn 2020 due to health, visa or other reasons. What are my options for classes?

We will have a robust set of remote courses so that students who are not able to return to campus for whatever reason will still be able to assemble a schedule that enables you to maintain your academic progress. If you do need to take a course that is only offered on campus, you’ll need to arrange for this course for a different quarter.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

What steps are being taken to ensure physical distancing and cleaning protocols for in-person courses in autumn 2020?

The University will be following protocols for instructional spaces established by Environmental Health and Safety and vetted by the University’s Advisory Council on Communicable Diseases. Steps will be taken to allot enough time in between classes to address the ebb and flow of students. Classrooms will be cleaned once a day, and physical distancing within the classroom will be required. Students and instructors are required to wear facial coverings (masks) per these guidelines and employees will be required to complete the University COVID-19 “Back to Work” training module.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

If I am taking an in-person class and the governor declares that due to the course of the pandemic the county or state has to move to a more restrictive Safe Start phase, what will happen?

Your instructor will notify you of the procedure to continue your studies in a 100% remote delivery mode for the course.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

What is happening with Winter 2021 classes?

The University is monitoring the current situation with the COVID-19 global pandemic and the state’s Safe Start plan to return to work and classes. It is too early to make determinations about Winter 2021 at this time.

If my class is being taught in person, will my classroom location change from when I first registered?

Possibly, because classroom locations often change over the summer. Be sure to check the location of your in-person class just prior to the start of Autumn Quarter on Sept. 30.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

Am I still responsible for class assignments, exams, or materials due as stated on the syllabus?

Yes. Students remain responsible for fulfilling course requirements.
[Applies to all quarters]

Grading

How will classes be graded?

Instructors will designate whether each class will be graded numerically or CR/NC. Students should verify they understand the grading option during the first week of the quarter.
[Applies to Summer and Autumn Quarters]

What happens if my instructor changes grading for my course section for all students from numeric grading to CR/NC?

[Applies to Summer and Autumn Quarters]

CR Grades Credit awarded in a course offered on a credit/no-credit basis only or in courses numbered 600, 601, 700, 750, and 800 – The minimum performance level required for a CR grade is .7 or higher for undergraduate courses and 1.7 and higher for graduate courses. The grade is awarded directly, by the instructor. CR is not computed in GPA calculations.
NC Grades No Credit awarded in a course offered on a credit/no-credit basis only or in courses numbered 600, 601, 700, 750, and 800 – The grade is awarded directly by the instructor and is not included in GPA calculations.

UW Grading System

My class is being graded numerically. Can I change my grade to S/NS to get credit and no numeric grade?

Students may change their grading option via MyUW for Summer or Autumn 2020 course through the dates below:

  • Summer 2020 Full-term: August 9, 2020
  • A-term: July 12, 2020
  • B-term: August 12, 2020
  • Autumn 2020: November 17

Summer 2020 has been designated as an Extraordinary Circumstances quarter by the Provost’s Office and per recent updates, to the Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110 this means that students may use the Late Grade Change Option online form after grades have posted to change their grading mode for Summer 2020 from numeric to S/NS or S/NS to numeric up through the date their degree has been posted.

If I decide to change my grading mode to S/NS by the S/NS grading option deadline (see previous FAQ) how will this impact my requirements to graduate?

[Applies to Spring Quarter]
If by the time you plan to graduate, you discover you need additional numeric grades to count toward your degree, you may convert S/NS courses, from any quarter, back to numeric grades. To do so, complete the late grading option online form with the Office of the University Registrar.

Students may opt to change numerically graded courses to S/NS for Summer 2020, which has been designated an Extraordinary Circumstances quarter as described in the Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110. This means that S grades earned in Summer 2020 will count toward graduation and degree requirements. Students may use more than 25 credits of S grades to be used toward graduation for Summer 2020.

Where can I find more about the current policy regarding S/NS grading?

Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter Late Grading Option Change Request

Current Chapter 110 Scholastic Regulations

UW Grading System

S Grades Satisfactory grade for courses taken on a satisfactory/not-satisfactory basis – An S grade is automatically converted from a numerical grade of 2.0 or above for undergraduates. The grade S may not be assigned directly by the instructor, but is a grade conversion by the Office of the University Registrar. Courses so graded can only be used as free electives and cannot be used to satisfy a University, college, or department course requirement. S is not computed in GPA calculations.
NS Grades Not-Satisfactory grade for courses taken on a satisfactory/not-satisfactory basis – A grade less than 2.0 for undergraduates is converted to NS. NS is not included in GPA calculations. No credit is awarded for courses in which an NS grade is received.

Learn more about the OUR Academic Satisfactory Policy.
Learn what to do when approaching 105 credits and 5 quarters: UAA Satisfactory Progress Policy and Pre-major Extension.

Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter
S/NS-Numeric Grading Change Request

Will Autumn 2020 be considered and Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter? (Added 8/13/20)

Yes. This means that students can request through the Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter Late Grading Option Online form to change their autumn 2020 S/NS grades to numeric or from numeric to S/NS after the autumn quarter grading deadline. For more information visit the Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter Late Grading Option Request webpage.

Where can I submit a request to change my grading mode for Spring 2020 course(s)?

Do I have to fill out the Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter Late Grading Option Change form to keep my grade mode what it was originally? (Added 6/17/20)

NO. This webform is to be submitted only if you want to change a grading mode from S/NS to numerical or numerical to S/NS for Spring 2020 grades.

What information was sent to undergraduate students on the new S/NS policy?

This email was sent to all undergraduates enrolled in Spring 2020 on June 3, 2020.

Registrar Email

What information was sent to graduate students on the new S/NS policy?

This email was sent to the full university community, including all students, faculty, and staff on June 5, 2020.

Provost Email

For which students does the Spring 2020 S/NS extraordinary circumstances quarter policy apply?

It applies to undergraduate and graduate students. Professional school students should confer with their school registrar to understand how the policy applies to their programs.

Why doesn’t this new S/NS policy apply to Winter 2020?

The global pandemic’s impact on course delivery mode caused the University to move from in-person to 100% remote delivery courses on March 9, 2020, and enough of the quarter had been completed that students had an option to finish out their coursework. Students entered Spring 2020 knowing that all classes would be delivered 100% remote delivery and had the option to change to S/NS grading from numeric or from numeric to S/NS in MyUW by the end of the seventh week.

These changes also do not apply to Winter 2020 because making changes to the Scholastic Regulations required a legislative process that began in Spring 2020 that required a full vote of the faculty. The Faculty Senate proposed and voted on Class B legislation during Spring 2020 and the Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110, Section 6, e was added on May 29, 2020, allowing for students to follow the new policy for any extraordinary circumstances quarter.

What is an extraordinary circumstances quarter and which quarters are considered extraordinary with the new S/NS policy applying to these quarters?

An extraordinary circumstances quarter is one that has had extenuating circumstances that globally or by individual campus have had an impact on grading and student success.

According to Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110, Section 6, e

  • f. Under campus-wide extraordinary circumstances, the campus registrar, in consultation with the appropriate campus faculty body, may waive the restrictions in Sections a through c above so that undergraduates students may opt for S/NS grading for elective or required courses without a maximum credit limitation. S/NS grading for campus-wide extraordinary circumstances deemed quarters will meet graduation and degree requirements. Temporary modifications to the S/NS policies will be clearly communicated to the campus community by the campus registrar.

The University has deemed Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 as extraordinary circumstances quarters. If additional quarters are added, that information will be posted on this webpage.

Will this late grading change to S/NS option be available for Autumn 2020 as an “Extraordinary Circumstance” quarter, as well?

So far Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 quarters have been designated as extraordinary circumstances’ quarters. Decisions on Autumn 2020 will be made when there is confirmation as to how courses will be delivered for Autumn 2020 and if that decision is made between the registrars, faculty leadership, and the Office of the Provost.

Is there a limit to the number of times that I can change back and forth between S/NS and numeric grading or from numeric grading to S/NS during an extraordinary circumstances quarter?

No, there is no limit. Students may request changes to their grade mode for Spring 2020 as many times as they like until their degree has been posted.

What grade is needed for S? Can I change any course to an S grade, no matter how low my GPA in the course is?

When you take a course S/NS, your grade is converted to an S if you earn at least a 2.0 (undergraduate students) or a 2.7 (graduate students). Your grade is converted to an NS if your grade is below 2.0 (undergraduate students) or below a 2.7 (graduate students). If you earn an NS, you do not receive credit for the course

If I’ve already selected the S/NS option for Spring 2020, will this count towards my degree requirement?

Yes.

If I signed up for S/NS to have it not count for graduation, will this make it count toward my graduation and degree requirements for Spring 2020?

Yes. If you do not want it to count toward your graduation and major requirements you may request that your advisers work with the Office of the University Registrar to not have it count toward your degree or major requirements for Spring 2020 and/or Summer 2020.

Will these S/NS credits count towards my 25 S/NS credit maximum?

Quarters previous to Spring 2020 – Yes, the credits count.
Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 are deemed Extraordinary Circumstances Quarters – No, the credits do not count.

How will my GPA be calculated if I choose to S/NS a course?

Neither an S nor an NS grade affects the grade-point average because GPAs are calculated using numerically-graded courses only.

If I change from a numeric grade to an S/NS grade will it hurt my chances of being admitted to my desired major?

The S/NS policy, whether for extraordinary circumstances or non-circumstances quarter is related to graduation and degree requirements. There is no connection to this policy and departmental admissions policies. Check with departmental staff to see how a grade of S/NS will impact your admissibility to a UW academic program/major.

Will choosing to S/NS a course that is a prereq for another course which has a requirement of completing the course with a grade of 2.0 or higher count as having met the prereq for that course?

Yes. Generally speaking, if you earn an S which is the same as a 2.0. It is also safest to consult with the department offering the course to verify how choosing the S/NS option will impact the pre-requisite applicability for any particular course.

If I have already been admitted to my major and choose to S/NS a course, will this impact my ability to remain in my major?

It shouldn’t, but it is best to check with your adviser for your major.

Do I have to pay the $20.00 late grading option change fee?

Changes made after June 16, 2020, for Spring 2020 will not be assessed the $20.00 late grade change fee that would normally be charged for a late grading option change.

If I am dropped for low scholarship in Spring 2020 will I be able to switch my grades S/NS and then automatically have my status switched back to probation?

Switching from numeric grading to S/NS for Spring 2020 could have a positive impact on your academic standing. If you have been dropped for low scholarship or placed on academic probation, and you switch to S/NS, your academic standing can be manually reassessed for Spring 2020.

Will changing my Spring 2020 courses from numeric to S/NS graded courses, which count toward my degree and major requirements, impact whether or not I graduate with honors?

Yes. There have not been any changes to the 60 numerically graded credit requirement for baccalaureate honors, so you would still need 60 numerically graded credits to qualify for baccalaureate honors according to Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110, Section 3. Honors Awards.

Will changing my Spring 2020 courses from numerically graded to S/NS credits, which count toward degree and major requirements, impact my eligibility for the Dean's List? (Added 6/12/20)

Yes. There have not been any changes to the 12 numerically graded credit requirement for Quarterly Dean’s List honors. Likewise, the requirements for Annual Dean’s List have not changed. Details are available at Scholastic Regulations Chapter 110, Section 3. Honors Awards.

How will changing my grades to S/NS from numeric grading affect my financial aid?

Each student’s financial aid situation is unique. Please check with your Office of Student Financial Aid advising team to help answer this for you.

Does the S/NS policy for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 as extraordinary circumstances apply to Continuum College credit programs and non-matriculated students?

Yes.

What if I have more questions?

Contact the corresponding campus registrar team.

UW Seattle UW Tacoma UW Bothell
Helen B. Garrett, Ed.D.
University Registrar and Chief Officer of Enrollment Information Services
regoff@uw.edu
Andrea Coker-Anderson, MPA
Registrar
reguwt@uw.edu
Pamela H. Lundquist, M.Ed.
Registrar
uwbreg@uw.edu

Will the $20 Change of Registration fee be charged for Summer 2020 - an Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter? (Added 7/7/2020)

Yes. Although the $20 fee was not charged for Spring 2020 grading changes – S/NS to/from Numeric – made after grades posted, the fee will be applicable for Summer 2020.
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Why can’t I use the Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter S/NS Numeric Grading Change Request form now for Summer 2020? (Added 7/13/20)

Students wishing to adjust their grade mode for Summer 2020 courses need to follow the routine process according to the stated deadlines. The Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter S/NS Numeric Grading Change Request process begins after the grading deadline for summer when grades have been posted. This form will open on August 26th.
UW Grading System

Graduation

Will Summer 2020 courses which are 100% remote delivery be counted as meeting the Senior Year Residency Requirement?

Yes. Since all courses for the full term, A-term, and B-term Summer 2020 are being taught 100% remote delivery, this is not the same as traditional online/distance learning courses. For students graduating after Summer 2020, all online courses offered from the student’s respective campus will be allowed to meet the senior residency requirement.

Student Guide: Final Year Residency Requirement

How do I request a replacement diploma?

Due to restricted operations at the University, there is a delay in processing diploma replacement requests via form UoW 2046. It may take up to six weeks for students to receive a replacement diploma.

Students can instead request a Certification of Enrollment letter which can be used to legally attest to a University of Washington degree title and conferral date. Requests for a letter can be sent to regoff@uw.edu.
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Transcripts

How may I obtain my transcript?

Official e-transcripts can be requested and delivered online through the Office of the University Registrar’s electronic transcripts service. At this time, paper transcript processing is not available. Students with questions or concerns can email the Registration and Transcripts office at regoff@uw.edu.

Ordering Transcripts during Restricted Operations
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Will there be an annotation on the transcript to indicate that grading was unique due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak?

Yes. New Transcript Key Legend language: The COVID-19 outbreak, a global public health emergency, impacted grading for terms indicated with a comment within each quarter on the front of the transcript. Some courses display CR/NC rather than numeric grades, and arrangements were made for these courses to meet graduation requirements.

New Transcript Comment added within the grades for each quarter on the front of the transcript: Global Public Health Emergency Impacted Enrollment – See Transcript legend.
[Applies to Spring and Summer Quarters]

Registration

Is it possible for me to drop my classes after the quarter begins if I decide that attending 100% remote delivery does not work for me?

Yes. The University will begin classes as follows:

Summer Quarter Full-term A-term B-term
First Day of Instruction Jun 22 Jun 22 Jul 23
Add/Drop/Change Grade Deadline
Before $20 late fee imposed
Jun 26 Jun 26 Jul 29

I have specific questions about my re-enrollment and/or registration as it relates to this situation. Who can I contact?

Please email the corresponding campus registrar and a staff member will respond as quickly as possible.

Campus Email Subject Email
UW-Seattle Attention: Helen B. Garrett registra@uw.edu
UW-Tacoma Attention: Andrea Coker-Anderson reguwt@uw.edu
UW-Bothell Attention: Pam Lundquist uwbreg@uw.edu

[Applies to all quarters]

How am I supposed to sit in on classes that I am not yet registered for during the first week of the Quarter?

Students need to email the instructor of the course to get permission to be allowed to sit in. The instructor will need to provide instructions on how to join the class as a guest in Canvas, the Zoom URL login, or login information for whatever online tools they are using to conduct their class until the student is formally registered for the class.

Students who are allowed guest access to Canvas, Zoom, etc., must still register for the class. Many students assume being let into the online delivery method means they are registered for the class and may be surprised to receive no credit at the end of the quarter when it is discovered this is not the case. Students must register for all courses in order to receive credit.
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Will the Tuition Forfeiture Period also be delayed?

No. The tuition forfeiture period cannot be delayed as it is governed by a Washington State law.

Tuition forfeiture charges are assessed any time a student drops classes after the first 7 calendar days of the quarter resulting in a different tuition charge.

Students who are assessed a tuition forfeiture may file a tuition forfeiture petition. While petitions should meet the stated guidelines, students are encouraged to still submit a petition if they are experiencing extenuating circumstances during these uncertain times in order to explain in detail the situation and provide any documents that may help support it (for example; emails from advisors, letters from doctors, etc.). A committee will review forfeiture petitions and may contact the student for further information, if needed. Please see the Student Fiscal Services website for details and the forms.
SFS: Petitions
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Will the $20 Change of Registration Fee be charged for S/NS <-> Numeric grading changes? (Added 7/7/2020)

Yes. The $20 registration change fee applies for any grading changes – S/NS to or from Numeric – for Summer 2020 within stated deadlines.
[Applies to Summer Quarter]

Re-enrollment Process

I attended Spring 2020 but have decided not to attend Summer 2020. What will I have to do to come back to the UW for a future quarter?

Students who were enrolled for Spring 2020 are not required to enroll for Summer 2020 and will retain their continuing student status for Autumn 2020.

Please refer to the OUR Priority Registration webpage to find the priority registration date for Autumn 2020.

I withdrew from Spring 2020 and will not attend the UW for Summer 2020. What will I have to do to return to UW for a future quarter?

Summer 2020 enrollment is not required and students will maintain continuing student status for Autumn 2020. However, students who decide not to enroll for Autumn 2020, withdrawing from one quarter and not attending the subsequent quarter constitutes an absence of two consecutive quarters, which prompts the need to submit the Returning Student Form.

Please review the Returning Student Reenrollment information and complete the Checklist to Re-enroll.

Will I have to pay the returning student form fee if I meet the conditions to submit a Returning Student Form?

No. Students re-enrolling for Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021 will not be assessed the $80.00 re-enrollment fee.

Will I still receive emails at my uw.edu email if I leave for Summer Quarter?

Students may continue to receive emails sent to their @uw.edu email address and retain access to associated Gmail suite through Summer 2020. Students who decide not to return for Autumn 2020 will have their email access suspended on the tenth day of Autumn Quarter. Students are encouraged to set up email forwarding to a private email to continue receiving University communications.

If I take a quarter or more off will I have to be readmitted to the UW and/or to my major? (Added 6/30/20)

No. Once you are admitted to the University, your initial and internal admission will not change as a result of your leave of absence from your studies. The re-enrollment process simply requires you to provide current contact information, make sure you do not have any holds preventing you from re-enrolling or registering, and to make sure that you can return to your major or program, taking into consideration graduation requirements and continuation policies for that major.
[Applies to all quarters]

Financial Aid

Please refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid website for their COVID-19 FAQs.
Financial Aid COVID-19 FAQs

Faculty FAQs

Classes, Coursework & Finals

How will I know if my autumn quarter class is designated to be taught 100% remote delivery or in-person? (Updated 8/13/20)

You can view details about the class in the Time Schedule and look at the comments section. If you see the words: OFFERED VIA REMOTE LEARNING this indicates that the class is offered 100% remote delivery. Classes being taught in person, on campus, will not have this comment.

In MyUW: On your Visual Schedule and course details (on course cards), you will see the word “Remote” instead of a meeting location if a class is being offered 100% remote delivery (entirely online with no in-person instruction). Classes being taught in person, on campus, will still list their room location.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

What steps are being taken to protect instructors teaching in-person courses?

The University will be following protocols for instructional spaces established by Environmental Health and Safety and vetted by the University’s Advisory Council on Communicable Diseases. Steps will be taken to allot enough time in between classes to address the ebb and flow of students. Classrooms will be cleaned once a day, and physical distancing within the classroom will be required. Students and instructors are required to wear facial coverings (masks) per these guidelines and employees will be required to complete the University COVID-19 “Back to Work” training module.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

If I am teaching an in-person class and the governor declares that due to the course of the pandemic the county or state has to move to a more restrictive Safe Start phase, what will happen?

You will notify your class that they will continue the class in a 100% remote delivery mode for the course.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

What is happening with Winter 2021 classes?

The University’s Back to School Work Group is monitoring the current situation with the COVID-19 global pandemic and the governor’s phasing to return to work and classes, but it is too early to determine where we will be with the Governor’s phasing and the global pandemic to make this determination at this time.

Can we continue to offer common finals for Autumn 2020?

No. Due to social distancing challenges, these will not be permitted for Autumn 2020.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

Can we teach classes 100% remote delivery, but continue to require exams to be in-person?

No. this will not work for students who are not studying in the Seattle area. Other arrangements will need to be made to offer exams 100% remote delivery for these courses.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

If I am teaching an in-person class will my classroom location be altered?

Possibly, yes. This is a possibility highly likely and because classroom locations often may continue to change over the summer prior to the start of Autumn Quarter on Sept. 30. Be sure to check the location of it is important to monitor your in-person classroom locations just prior to the start of Autumn Quarter on Sept. 30.
[Applies to Autumn Quarter]

Grading

What are my grading options?

[Applies to Summer and Autumn Quarters]

  • Courses should be graded per the grading mode established for the course. Students do not have the option of requesting CR/NC.
  • Instructors who are confident that a numeric grade can be constructed which reflects student learning in their course should be graded numerically.
  • Instructors who believe that because of the change to remote instruction that they are not confident that a numeric grade can be constructed, then the course should be graded credit/no credit.
  • Grades of Incomplete (I) and No Grade (X) can be given consistent with standard grading practices.
  • Faculty needing to change a numeric graded course to a CR/NC for all students in the class must complete and submit the Request for CR/NC form prior to the grade submission deadline.
    Summer 2020: Tuesday, August 25 by 5 pm
    Autumn Quarter: Tuesday, December 22 by 5 pm

Request for CR/NC form

Once a course section has been changed to CR/NC grade mode, can a numeric grade be submitted as a grade change?

No. The Office of the University Registrar will be changing the grade option on the section to CR/NC, so numeric grading will no longer be an option for grading for this particular section.

May I change one student's grade from numeric to CR/NC and grade the rest of the class numerically?

No. All students in the class must be graded numerically or CR/NC.

Why can't my class section be graded with a mix of numeric and CR/NC grades?

The UW Student Database (SDB) student information system does not have the capability to allow a single section of a class to have multiple grading modes in terms of numeric and CR/NC.

Will courses that have been changed to CR/NC still satisfy the W, Writing credit?

Yes. CR/NC courses will still satisfy the W, writing requirement.

How can I learn more about teaching and learning during the coronavirus?

For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at registra@uw.edu.